There are two types of people in this World: Those who see the glass half full and those who see the glass half empty. When reading the Word, I see this trend right from the beginning, there are those who have faith and those who do not.
Read through Numbers 11-13 … the Israelites were at it again! The complaints came in about pretty much everything. No wonder Moses was tired! As I read chapter 13, the power of faith became apparent to me. Twelve men were sent to go and spy out the land God promised them. Knowing that God had just saved them from a land in which they had been slaves for hundreds of years, I was disappointed at the report they came back with.
Reading their reviews, even I wouldn’t want to step into the land they described. Lack of faith influences others and sometimes even changes life experiences. These men were the eyes of the Israelites and only two came back with a positive report. Ten against two; all had the same experience and saw the same things, but what made the difference was that two of them saw everything through the eyes of faith.
Fast forward thousands of years later to Mark 5:21-43: Jesus is in a crowd so large that everyone is bumping into each other. A lady realizes there is no way she will get close to Him. So her goal becomes just to touch the hem of His garment instead. As soon as she touches Him, she is healed. The Disciples mentioned that there were many people touching Jesus; that it was no big deal. But the woman touched Him with a touch of faith, and that made all the difference.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” -Hebrews 11:6
God is with me every step of the way, yet I still lose faith because I fear the uncertainty of my future. Faith casts out fear, yet fear can also cast out faith. So, I choose faith! God alone knows what the future holds, and when doubts invade on me, I vow to hold on to His grace so I can see a brighter day.